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FT podcast: Explaining the global pension crisis

Record low bond yields have intensified the pressure on pension funds already struggling to provide for retirees who are living longer. This squeeze has widened the pension deficit for hundreds of funds globally, prompting fears of a slow-moving but painful … Continue reading

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Ode to two wheels

Recently some fellow 50-something friends and I were expressing the pure joy of riding our bikes.  Whether touring other places or around my home town, I reconnect with the energy and optimism of my 12 year old self on a … Continue reading

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With resources in retreat, Canada must become more resourceful

Having laid back and surfed the wave of easy money during the late great commodities supercycle 2001-2011 (courtesy of the greatest consumer credit/derivatives/China bubble ever in history–now bursting), Canada missed retooling (under the oil-focused Harper government) to a more productive, … Continue reading

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Finance whistleblower turns down reward from complicit SEC

This is truly a remarkable example to set:  a former risk officer,  Eric Ben-Artzi, turned Deutsche Bank whistleblower, has refused to collect his $8.5 million reward from the SEC.  He points out that levying a $55 million fine for illegal … Continue reading

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Excessive shelter costs weigh on consumer spending

Oh Canada…who would’a thought that using huge loans to pay a fortune for housing, cars and everything else would usher in an extended consumer spending slump? Why everyone who is not paid to ignore the math, of course! Watch this … Continue reading

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Fed stuck with its policy errors as credibility sinks

Komal Sri-Kumar, president at Sri-Kumar Global Strategies, explains why he sees the FOMC minutes as a dovish sign on interest rates and looks at how a surprise rate hike may impact markets and the U.S. economy. Here is a direct … Continue reading

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